Sunday, November 4, 2012 ratings — New episodes: America’s Funniest Home Videos, 60 Minutes, The Cleveland Show, Once Upon a Time, The Simpsons, The Amazing Race, Bob’s Burgers, Revenge, Family Guy, American Dad, The Good Wife, 666 Park Avenue, and The Mentalist. Sports or specials: NFL over-run on both FOX and CBS and Sunday Night Football on NBC.
On CBS, NFL over-run filled the first half hour of the night with an 8.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 26.7 million total viewers. That gave 60 Minutes a sizable boost, registering a 3.8 demo rating (+123% week-to-week change) and 16.7 million people.
The Amazing Race drew a 2.5 rating (0% change) with 10.3 million and The Good Wife followed with a 1.7 rating (-11%) and 9.7 million. The evening finished with The Mentalist and a 1.9 rating (+6) and 9.5 million viewers.
On NBC, Football Night in America grew steadily in the first three half-hours of the evening; registering a 2.2 rating with 6.7 million at 7pm, a 4.5 rating with 11.6 million at 7:30pm, and a 5.8 rating with 14.5 million at 8pm. Sunday Night Football followed with a 7.3 rating and 18.7 million total viewers. Love it or hate it, football remains a huge draw for the networks.
On ABC, it was a regular night of programming. America’s Funniest Home Videos garnered a 1.7 rating in the demo (+31% week-to-week) with 6.7 million viewers. Once Upon A Time attracted a 3.5 rating (+3% change) with 10.1 million and Revenge drew a 2.6 rating (-4% change) with 7.7 million. 666 Park Avenue wrapped the night and hit a new series low, falling to a 1.4 rating (-13% week-to-week change) with 4.1 million.
On FOX, football over-run impacted the numbers. At 7pm, a combination of football and a Simpsons rerun drew a 1.5 rating with 3.7 million. At 7:30pm, the Simpsons rerun and an original episode of The Cleveland Show drew a 1.9 rating (-14% episode-to-episode change) with 4.1 million viewers.
At 8pm The Simpsons returned with a 2.6 rating (-16% change) and 5.6 million viewers. Bob’s Burgers drew a 1.8 rating (-22% change) with 4.0 million viewers and Family Guy attracted a 2.5 rating (-26%) with 5.1 million. American Dad wrapped the night with a 1.9 rating (-27% change episode-to-episode) and 4.0 million viewers.
What do you think? How much longer will 666 Park Avenue last? Why do you think the FOX line-up was down so significantly? What were you watching last night?